A couple of days ago Nikon revealed their newest camera that will hit the market… like a firestorm or maybe more like a fire sale. I really want to like this new rendition but it is missing on some really important aspects that have been made available to the D7xx line since 2011.
- 8 FPS, up from 6 FPS
- Native ISO 51,200, up from ISO 25,600
- Pushed ISO modes up to +5 stops, which look progressively worse until the +5 stop push (ISO 1,638,400) looks horrible.
- Touch/Flipping LCD. Now if it was an articulating touch screen like it’s baby brother, the D5xxx line which started with the 5500, that would have been a real game changer.
- 4K Video
- New EN-EL15a battery, compatible with the older EN-EL15 used in every mid-sized Nikon from the D7000 up to the D500 and D810. Well this isn’t really new since some battery manufactures brought these out a few years ago.
- 1.6 oz. (45g) lighter than the D7200.
- Group-area AF
- Only 20.6 MP, no longer 24 MP
- No second card slot
- No support for older manual focus lenses. This is huge since some of us like to shoot with some of Nikons older manual lenses. So no type G and D lenses.
- REMOVAL of the battery grip. What were they thinking?
- What happened to WiFi? I guess they just don’t like the advancements they had with the 7200.
Now for me I would take an older model D7000, D7100 or even the 7200 over the 7500, but maybe it is too early to cross it off. I know I wouldn’t want to go on a photo shoot with it, but time will tell.
What it boils down to is this… Back in February 2017 Nikon reported Extraordinary Loss which is a financial saying of we didn’t meet some of our goals and resulted going into the red.